Suspected DUI causes pileup |

Suspected DUI causes pileup

Isaac Brambila
A 48-year-old woman suspected of DUI crashed into a semi-truck Wednesday morning, causing a five-vehicle crash. The case was referred to the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office.
Mandy Feder/Tahoe Daily Tribune |

One injury was reported after a five-vehicle crash at about 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The injured driver, a 48-year-old woman, is also suspected of DUI, but no charges were immediately filed and the case was referred to the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office, South Lake Tahoe Police Department Lt. David Stevenson said. The woman reported neck pain and was taken to the hospital following the collision.

The crash occurred in the driveway of Pier 1.

The woman, who was driving a white Dodge Ram, crashed into the rear axle of a red semi-truck near the connection to the trailer.

The crash caused a chain reaction that involved three more vehicles, a Subaru Outback, a Ford pickup truck and a Subaru Impreza.

One other person reported neck pain, but opted to seek medical attention at a later time.

In all, the incident involved the DUI suspect, another 48-year-old woman, a 38-year-old man and a 56-year-old, all of South Lake Tahoe, and the driver of the semi-truck, a 58-year-old man from Perris.

Battery acid spilled out at the scene. South Lake Tahoe Police, South Lake Tahoe Fire and CAL FIRE responded.

Charges against the DUI suspect are still pending and the investigation is ongoing, Stevenson said.

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